Friday, June 29, 2012

8 week ultrasound

The heartbeat continues! Relief.

The baby measured 8w5d, exactly where I am. And here's the other shoe. The sac measured 7w6d. Sarah, the NP, immediately felt the wind go out of us and quickly said that she wasn't worried. She said it's not even a week and not even enough to register as small. And that she promised she would tell us if we should be worried.

I can't say that I'm completely reassured. In fact, I'm pretty damn scared. But I know there's nothing we can do.

This was supposed to be my last appt, but during the video conference the RE offered me two more weeks. Of course that made me feel like she thought I needed extra monitoring, but she said it is because she knows I'm apprehensive and if we can then why not.

On to the positive. Sarah said the heartbeat was excellent (they don't do numbers) and spent a good amount of time showing us some specifics. She was able to point out a hand and a leg and even got the little squirt to move once. The change from the previous week was unreal. Max sorta freaked out because it looked like an actual baby.

I'm trying my hardest not to google in this long week leading to my next ultrasound. I can't believe I will be 9 weeks tomorrow. Wow!


  1. Try not to google this. I know it has to be so hard not to, but try to put your trust in the doctors. Looks like baby is doing great!

  2. I agree - nothing good comes from Goggle. Trust in God and his promises! Praying for you.

  3. I'm holding onto hope that with a great heartbeat and good measurements, everything is okay. Toni and Lara are right, please don't drive yourself crazy with google. Sending love and hugs!

  4. Hattie, stay away from google. I am praying hard for your precious baby. I am adding you and your situation to my prayer list at church. I pray that everything is ok, and that at your next ultrasound everything will measure exactly as it should. Try and keep yourself calm (easier said than done.). I am getting down on my knees to pray as soon as I hit send.

  5. So excited that the heartbeat was wonderful! And try (as hard as it is) to rest assured in your doc's advice.